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Roloson not bothered by Parenteau's comments

Dwayne Roloson has plenty on his mind right now -- his Lightning is off to a 1-3-2 start and Roloson himself has a 5.09 GAA and .858 save percentage. He's sitting tonight behind Mathieu Garon against the Islanders, who chased Roloson with five goals in less than 30 minutes a week ago at the Coliseum.

 

After that 5-1 Isles win, PA Parenteau told me he was "so happy" that the Isles chased Roloson to the bench; a couple of other players I spoke to, who did not want their names used, expressed similar sentiments about Roloson being a bad teammate during his final weeks with the team last season.

 

Roloson said this morning that he wasn't bothered by Parenteau's comments.

 

"Not at all. It's a personal thing for him, I guess," Roloson said. "He feels that way, and he has that right to feel that way. But right now, my focus is on what I've got to do to help the Tampa Bay Lightning win hockey games. That's his own personal interests or whatever."

 

Roloson did pop out of the Lightning dressing room as the Islanders were leaving the St. Pete Times Forum this morning and chatted with numerous Islanders, though Parenteau was not among them.

 

He's disappointed he won't get a chance to redeem himself against his old team tonight.

 

"You always want to play, but I don't control who's playing," he said. "If I'm not on the ice during a game, I still have to keep working towards my goal. It's a daily thing, not game-to-game."

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